With snow from Wednesday's storm plowed off to the side of Uptown Butte's walkways, thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! You couldn't ask for a better day! The sun was shining, and the wind was surprisingly forgiving as onlookers cheered on the colorful display of parade entries that made their way down Montana Street shortly after the noon hour. The Civil Air Patrol and Grand Marshal Jim McCarthy led the parade, followed by the Butte Ladies' Ancient Order of Hibernians, Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive JP Gallagher, Anaconda's Pipes & Drum Corp, Montana Tech Athletics, and Highlands College. The parade also featured the Montana Hurling Grizzlies, Reps for the Centerville Memorial Garden, Katabatic Brewing Company, Edmonton Police Service Pipes and Drums Band, The National Forest Service & Smokey the Bear, CSI, Veterans Division, The Butte Tiernan Irish Dancers, Sharp Reflections,  St. Patrick & Immaculate Conception Parishes, Elite Electrical, St. Patrick's Day Color Run Representatives, Butte's Head Start Program, and Big Sky Senior Living. (continued...)

Thinking that the parade was set to end soon, I looked up the street only to find that yet more festive displays were making their way through Historic Uptown Butte! Participants continued to wow the crowd with their energetic spirit, including Whitehall's High School Band, Butte's Blizzard Lacrosse Team, the Butte Silver-Bow Fire Department, Century 21 Realtors, 729 Welding & Fabrication, the Whitefish Theatre Company, Leskovar Motors, Euphoria Wellness, Platinum Real Estate and more! (Now, on to even more pictures below...)

If you were not able to attend today's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Uptown Butte, below is a chance to see the fantastic crowd and entries featured! Enjoy!

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